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Slough Borough Council

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… that can be avoided through investment in flood defences and other responses. Potentially irreversible impacts to the natural environment are projected with 4°C of warming, including risks to species in protected areas and internationally important UK bird populations. Extreme weather events in the UK are also likely to increase with rising temperatures, causing: • heavier rainfall events…

… will increase the vulnerability of many species to climate change and may lead to the extinction of entire species. Even with smaller amounts of warming many species will be placed at greater risk. The animals and plants most at risk will be those: • have no new habitats to move to; • can’t move quickly to new habitats; • are already under threat from other factors…

…, such as overharvesting or habitat loss and degradation because of human activity. Extinctions and changes in the number of species in a population will have an enormous impact on food chains. Most ecosystems would struggle to function as they currently do under large changes in climate that happen rapidly within a century or so. 2.3.6 The impact on human health Climate change is expected…


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